(English as a
Welcome to English as a Second Language (ESL)! Carteret offers supplemental, specialized instruction in ESL in order to help students whose native language was or is not English. The goal is for students to reach levels of proficiency in all four "skills" (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in order to eventually participate fully in regular "mainstream" classes. Students who may need ESL services take a test to see whether they qualify, then the level at which they are placed. An important aspect of instruction in ESL at Carteret is to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity that additional cultures contribute to our school and larger community.